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Wed, 05/02/2018 — After an extensive national search, Matt Melvin, vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Kansas, has announced the appointment of Tiffany Robinson as the new assistant vice provost/university registrar. Robinson, currently...

Wed, 05/02/2018 — Project LEAD, an afterschool program at Lincoln Elementary in Clay Center, along with the Kansas Enrichment Network, will welcome U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., for a tour of the 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool program.

Tue, 05/01/2018 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Douglas Girod and Vice Provost Chris Brown will recognize the employees during the...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — A University of Kansas anthropological geneticist is part of an international research team working to shed light upon one of the unanswered questions concerning the peopling of the New World: Namely, what was the size of the original founding...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — LAWRENCE – Lyric soprano Julia Broxholm believes she’s going out on a high note – figuratively speaking – with her 2017 recording “The Soul Fox” (Equilibrium Records). The 62-year-old associate professor and director of the University of Kansas School of Music’s voice division says she’s lost control of a few of the highest notes in her once-expansive upper register, so “The Soul Fox” will likely be her last recording. “This was a kind of culminating thing for me,” Broxholm said recently. And while the recording contains a group of songs Broxholm and her favorite accompanist, pianist Russell Miller, have performed over the years called “Epitaphs and Elegies,” as

Tue, 05/01/2018 — A man who led a pioneering career in the petrochemical industry highlighted by technologies that improve environmental safety and conserve natural resources, and another who has guided development of one of the fastest-growing regions of Kansas...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — University Governance is pleased to announce the results of the elections for Faculty Senate, Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FacEx and SenEx), University Senate president-elect, University Senate vice president and the Faculty Senate...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — A team's new research led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor will help companies determine the best way to solicit bids from suppliers in a multistage reverse auction. The journal Manufacturing & Service Operations...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — Like most of society, nonprofit organizations are frequent users of social media. And like many individuals, how they use it has changed over the years. A new study by University of Kansas researchers shows that the goals international...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — The University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art has received an award of $7,000 from Humanities Kansas and a $4,000 Community Arts Grant from the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission to support an exhibition of Haitian art opening in September 2018.

Mon, 04/30/2018 — Pat McCown of Leawood is the new chair of the Advancement Board, an advisory group of more than 90 business and community leaders that represents the objectives of the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Health System.

Mon, 04/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – Twelve doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. They are among 188 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established.  Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 a year for new fellows, a $5,500 professional development award, and includes a unique development program.  The Fellow Development

Mon, 04/30/2018 — A proposal by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to increase minimum flat rents and make other changes would likely cause many single-parent families in public housing to buy less food and medication, according...

Fri, 04/27/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design community is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Thomas McCoy. He died April 19, 2018, at age 82. “Professor McCoy was a committed faculty member who inspired numerous students during his many years of service to KU, and I am saddened to learn of his death. On behalf of the entire university, I offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends and all who came to know him during his career,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. McCoy was born in Lawrence, grew up in Topeka and graduated from Topeka High School. He attended KU where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, then transferred to the

Fri, 04/27/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended its spring membership drive with $376,000 in listener pledges, surpassing the typical spring goal of $280,000. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $60,000 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation. Funds from KPR’s 10-day fundraising campaign, which began April 4, will go directly toward providing programming for KPR’s 118,000 listeners. This is the largest listening audience in the station’s history, and it comes during a fiscal year when the station has had to adjust to a $200,000 budget cut. KPR must now rely on private support for 72 percent of its operating budget.  The

Fri, 04/27/2018 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winner is John Stanko, a master’s degree candidate from CREES, for his essay “The Relevancy Gambit: A Vision...

Fri, 04/27/2018 — University of Kansas leadership has named interim deans for two of its largest academic units. Incoming Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez announced that Clarence Lang, professor and chair of the Department of African &

Fri, 04/27/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards today, April 27.  The event, which is open to the public, will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the Dance Pavilion...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — A collaborative group of indigenous and nonindigenous scholars encourages scientists to meaningfully engage with indigenous communities on paleogenomics research, in a new series of ethical guidelines published Thursday in the journal...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — The 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research and creative works completed by KU undergraduates...


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